Resources > Section 17 > J-1 Visa Application & US Entry > Exchange visitor (J-1) visa
After being accepted to a BridgeUSA J-1 Exchange Visitor by a designated sponsor and issued Form DS-2019 and SEVIS ID, prospective exchange visitors will apply for a J-1 visa at a US embassy or consulate (Canadians apply for J-1 status at a US port of entry).
A personal interview is a crucial step for the US Department of State in determining visa eligibility. After being accepted to BridgeUSA (J-1 visa) EVP by FUSIA, prospective J-1 interns should apply for their nonimmigrant visa in the J-1 intern category from a US embassy or consulate abroad. To apply, complete Form DS-160, create a ustraveldocs proifle account, pay the MRV fee and SEVIS fee, then schedule a visa interview appointment.